The Royal Ballet Collection (15-DVD BOX SET)

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The Royal Ballet Collection (15-DVD BOX SET)

Composers: Various
Artists: The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductors: Various
Choreographers: Frederick Ashton, Kenneth MacMillan, Wayne McGregor, Christopher Wheeldon, et al
Format: NTSC
Region: All Regions
Number of Discs: 15
Studio: Opus Arte
Release Date: September 24, 2021
Run Time: 28 hours, 57 minutes

Over a decade of dance is represented here with 22 ballets in this magnificent 15-disc collection of stunning performances by The Royal Ballet, including spectacular stagings of well-known narrative ballets, era-defining abstract works and show-stopping shorter ballets.

Nineteenth-century masterpieces, heritage works by Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan, and contemporary classics by The Royal Ballet’s Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon are here performed by Royal Ballet dancers past and present.

A special edition book contains new articles about The Royal Ballet, its repertory and its choreographers, as well as full synopses for all the narrative ballets, richly illustrated with striking photographs of the productions.



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History

Ballet

In classic or contemporary ballet, dancing may tell a story, express a mood, or simply reflect the music in movement. Ballet as part of staged performances originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th and 16th centuries and from there spread to France. The creation of classical ballet as we know it today occurred during the reign of the art-loving French king Louis XIV in the mid-17th century. During the Romantic era, ballet technique evolved to express new ideas, most notably with women dancing en point, or on their toes, allowing them to appear weightless and otherworldly.
 
Among the choreographers who helped bring ballet into the modern age by exploring new visual and dramatic styles are George Balanchine, Antony Tudor and—bridging the worlds of classical dance and Broadway—Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins.

 

 

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